NEW YORK—Peppercom has promoted current partner Deborah Brown to the newly created role of managing director of strategic development. In addition to leading client relations, Brown will now focus on tactical new business initiatives and partnership development for the agency. In addition to her continued client and management responsibilities, she will work with the agency and its internal business teams to increase Peppercom’s strategic partnerships through direct sales efforts and business alliances.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ketchum has added four new vice presidents to its San Francisco office: Bridget Braxton, vice president and management supervisor, technology; Sara Gottman, vice president, brand marketing; Michele Lanza, vice president and executive recruiter, and Annie Su, West Coast research director with Ketchum’s global research network.
MINNEAPOLIS—Carmichael Lynch Spong has recently promoted Brian Anderson to senior associate; Ben Hande to media relations specialist; and Kelly Huber and Melissa Levy to senior counselors. Anderson joined the firm in 2006 as an associate after spending time at the Tripp Agency in Minneapolis and worked primarily on outdoor and leisure clients. One year ago, Hande joined CLS as a media list specialist after interning for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx basketball teams. Huber joined one year ago after two years working for New Orleans CityBusiness as an advertising executive. Before joining Carmichael Lynch Spong in 2005, Levy had more than a decade of journalism experience.
LOS ANGELES—Financial Relations Board has added Kathy Price as a senior vice president in its Los Angeles office. Prior to joining FRB, Price was a deputy managing director at The Global Consulting Group. Earlier, she held principal positions at leading investor relations firms including Lippert-Heilshorn & Associates, SBG Investor Relations and The Anne McBride Company.
CHICAGO—Jacob Eisen has joined The Investor Relations Company as vice president. Eisen had a career as an innovator and entrepreneur in financially related businesses, having founded and operated a web-based investment newsletter and website focused on discovering undervalued technology companies. His firm did extensive fundamental equity research and produced targeted email and web-based newsletters for its clients.